Shakespeare unperturbed by Arsenal, Man Utd interest in Ndidi


Coach of in-form EPL Champions Leceister city, Craig Shakespeare has classified the news of growing interest for Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as normal.

Wilfred Ndidi turned heads on Saturday with a 25 yard rocket shot of a goal which further showcased his ability to not only break and dictate play but having an equal eye for the spectacular.

Shakespeare is not really worried that top EPL sides are targeting the young star as he believes the club can turn down bids.

“No problem with speculation. We have our best players tied down. There can always be bids, we can turn them down,” Shakespeare said during his pre-match conference on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s home EPL clash with Sunderland.

“I hope he (Ndidi) stays here for a long time. He’s under a long-term contract. We want to keep our best players. He is one of them.

“We’re always reluctant to put much pressure on young players. But he (Ndidi) is tailor made for the Premier League.”

Wilfred Ndidi joined Leceister city from Belgium side Gent in January and has since scored 2 goals for Leceister city, one in the FA cup and in the EPL against Stoke city.

Ndidi also won the best goal of 2016 in Belgium after his 35 yard bullet strike received the highest vote amongst selected best goals contenders.

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